10 January 2008

The Freewheelin' Donut + bonus bittersweet schmaltz

foto from The Blog Nut... All Donuts, All the time

I was quite sad to learn this place was closing, too. One of the last of its kind. Truly. {see Brooklynometry}

Apparently this spot and its next door neighbour, the restaurant Beso, will be absorbed by the ever expanding Associated supermarché.

5th Avenue near Union Street

This is Brooklyn. This was Brooklyn.

"A young woman working there [the donut shop] told me of how the shop was opened by her uncle 32 years ago. When her family arrived from Greece, they had 2 job options; the coffee shop business or construction. Her father went into construction and her uncle, coffee." {from Brooklynometry}

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